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CHURCH OF S, THEODOSIA
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stairway of nine stone steps, and contains a small marble tomb, which is covered with shawls, and has a turban around its headstone. On a bracket in the wall is a lamp ready to be lighted in honour of the deceased. The roof of the chamber is perforated by an opening that runs into
FIG. 54.S. THEODOSIA.   THE INTERIOR, LOOKING WEST. (From a Photograph.)
the floor at the east end of the southern gallery, and over the opening is an iron grating.
Access to the galleries is gained by means of a staircase in the northern bay of the passage under the western gallery. For some distance from the floor of the church the staircase has wooden steps, but from the first landing, where a door in the northern wall stands on a level